Sioux Falls is hosting their 4th Startup Weekend November 10-12 at Zeal.
Sioux Falls Startup Weekend is back for their 4th installment! This year they’ll be at the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship, November 10-12. In just 48 hours you’ll receive the resources, connections, and knowledge to go from idea to execution. And as you learn how to create a real company, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders, entrepreneurs, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started. Read more
Subscription service for a group of authors
I have become a super-fan of the guys over at Sterling & Stone and have written about their Fiction Unboxed project. A number of months ago they launched something that they call their “Platinum Reader” subscription. For $5.95 per month you get access to all their books before they are released, additional audiobooks, members-only short stories, and a backlog of a their previously published novels.
Optimizing your team through passion
Sally Hogshead released “How the World Sees You: Discover Your Highest Value Through the Science of Fascination” in July 2014 and it quickly make its way to the New York Times’ and Wall Street Journal’s bestseller lists. I’ve been a huge fan of Sally’s work ever since she was a speaker at the first OTA Sessions back in 2011. So when I heard she had a new book out, I pre-ordered it and cracked the cover the day it arrived. Read more
Building a one-page event site for a non-profit
I’m a board member of a local non-profit called Health Connect of South Dakota. Like most non-profits, we have a few fundraisers throughout the year with one big fundraiser where we put most of our effort. That event is the Health & Safety Festival held in the fall, October 11th to be exact (formerly called The Family Fun Festival.) In previous years, we did not have an event Web site, but instead promoted through traditional means like fliers, billboards, radio, and print, plus Facebook of course.
Demystifying Facebook wall posts
I recently set a goal to read at least three non-fiction books each month – but more about that later. One of the books I read this month was Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World by Gary Vaynerchuk. I saw Gary present at Big Omaha, listen to him on podcasts, read his blog and follow him on Twitter, so I feel like I know what Gary is all about.